[Pkg-nagios-devel] nagios-nrpe-plugin dependency chain reaching till apache2

sean finney seanius at debian.org
Sun Feb 22 13:21:08 UTC 2009


On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 11:44:51AM +0100, Martin Haller wrote:
> We were wondering why an "apt-get install nagios-nrpe-plugin" would
> also install apache2. The dependency chain is:
> - nagios-nrpe-plugin recommends nagios3
> - nagios3 depends nagios3-common
> - nagios3-common recommends apache2
> We know thats possible to disable this behavoir by setting the
> APT::Install-Recommends Variable.
> But we are wondering if this dependency chain is as they want? Do You
> have any plans to change it in future? 

i'd say that it would make more sense to move the Recommends: nagios3 to
a Suggests: nagios3, or remove it entirely, as nagios3 already suggests
nagios-nrpe-plugin, which makes a bit more sense.

care to report a bug on this so we don't forget?

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